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Wimbledon Whites Through The Ages

posted on Thursday, 3rd July 2014by Sweaty Betty | 0 Comments

After nearly two weeks of excitement, disappointment and of course, style, the world’s oldest tennis tournament draws to a close this weekend. So what have been the highlights?

Alize Cornet of France smashing her way to success over 5-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams, for one! Seeded 25, not only did the French player surprise the world with her skills on the court, but she also caught the eye of the Sweaty Betty team for her ribbed-collar sleeveless tennis dress complete with on-trend mesh detailing (that is not unlike our own Ace Tennis Polo - currently in sale!)

With her look so flawlessly combining flattering style with sporting functionality, Sweaty Betty took a look back through the archives at how the traditional Wimbledon whites have changed and evolved from long skirts and corset tops, to the fashion-centric pieces we see today…


 
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Diary Of A Workout Wardrobe: Calgary Avansino

posted on Wednesday, 30th April 2014by Sweaty Betty | 0 Comments

Meet Calgary Avansino.

A name now synonymous with health, fitness and delicious juice recipes, Calgary has been on the employee list of fashion bible Vogue for the last 13 years. An intern turned Beauty Assistant turned Executive Fashion & Digital Project Director, Calgary left her full-time role in 2013 to become the magazine's Contributing Editor; a position she balances with her own ventures in the world of wellness.

The go-to authority on all things health, California-born, London-based Calgary is a lover of all kinds of workouts from barre to yoga to HIIT -  and judging by her Instagram feed, she excels at them too!

Here, Calgary shares her Diary Of A Workout Wardrobe, taken during a trip to Malibu, USA.

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Diary Of A Workout Wardrobe #6: Wah Chen

posted on Thursday, 20th March 2014by Sweaty Betty | 0 Comments

Ming and Wah Chen are identical twin sisters and Sweaty Betty Ambassadors Abroad. While Ming lives in Hong Kong and Wah resides in Los Angeles, the twins are both avid runners and co-authors of children's books.

We've already seen one half of this fitness-loving duo share her Diary of A Workout Wardrobe; now it's her twin sister Wah's turn. LA-based Wah has run a total of 18 marathons, and deems her personal best as her completion of the Oxfam Maclehose race, running up and over 10 mountain ranges in Hong Kong in under 24 hours.

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136 Years of Wimbledon Style

posted on Tuesday, 25th June 2013by Sweaty Betty | 0 Comments

The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum features a “Whites of Wimbledon” collection of tennis ensembles from the 1880s to the present day. For any tennis fan, this confirms that court-side fashion has a prominent place in Wimbledon’s history.

The all-white dress code is one of the Championships’ trademarks. The players’ proposed clothing designs must comply with the rules, and are sent for approval several months in advance.

A century ago, female players were required to wear full-length and long-sleeved dresses on the court – not the most practical kit. Luckily, even Wimbledon rules are made to be broken – take French player Suzanne Lenglen. In 1919, she stepped onto the court evoking flapper glamour in a knee-length, sleeveless dress.
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Skorts: Performance meets Style

posted on Monday, 4th April 2011by Sweaty Betty | 0 Comments

Have you ever loved the idea of running tights or cycle leggings but hated the reality that they’re so tight with nowhere to hide? Our Skorts may be the answer. .. Performance shorts under a skirt. They cover and hide those areas we often prefer not to have on show. I love them!

Feminine and cute our Skorts do not compromise on performance. Our Run Statement Skort - the Swift Run Skirt is made with the highest sweat-wicking properties to keep you cool and dry. With a useful back zip pocket for your keys and iPod plus new technology night reflectives. Not to be out done, the Swim Bike Run line has the Stride Skort Capri and Kinetic Cycle Skort. Bold, dynamic and both made out of our Sweattech Power fabric, which is supportive and sweat-wicking. And you can’t go past our Grand Slam Tennis Skort.  It is the perfect example of performance meets style; classic white with full box pleats and inner shorts with ball pockets.

Skorts are already a key piece in my Spring Summer wardrobe.  I would have to say that they are a great addition to any woman’s training kit.

Lisa Ndukwe
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